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ambushed by a gunman. at least five people were shot including one of the highest republicans in the house. at this hour a motive is still unclear. >> it is wednesday night and the big story on "action news" is the early morning shooting just outside of the nation's capital. >> this is the man identified as the shooter, 66-year-old james hodgkinson of illinois. he opened fire on a group of congressman practicing for a charity baseball game. and steve scalise from louisiana is currently in critical condition a congressional aide a lobbyist and two capital police officers. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is calling for a show of bipartisan support at tomorrow's game. today president trump praised the the quick actions of scalise's security detail that helped to take down the shooter. >> in lives would have been lost
if not for the two capital police officers that took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault. >> "action news" anchor walter perez spoke to two local republicans that were on the baseball team this were attacked today. live at the scene in alexandria, virginia with more. >> reporter: that baseball field is behind me here in alexandria, and as you mentioned two local lawmakers are on the charity team practicing today one squeezed in his practice yesterday and one missed his ride. the shortstop for the team is ryan costello, he was suppose to be at practice but missed the 6:00 a.m. shuttle by two mines. >> if i was two minutes quicker with my life at 6:00 a.m. i would have been at shortstop with the third base man and second base man and the shooter firing shots at us. he was back in his office
catching up for the day when the news broke. >> i heard on the television baseball practice shooting congress and i looked up and it was the practice field we play at. >> congressman costello is not the only local lawmaker on the team. patrick meehan pitches for the gop and was not in the pitchi i cages this morning. >> there were four of us gathered in the cage and for the grace of god you don't know at a particular moment when something might happen. >> they are heart broken for the victims and families and pleased that the alleged gunman did not get away and expressed concern that political debate is moving further from ideas and into the realm of resentment. >> i am a human being with a wife and child and people can disagree with me that is fine. we are all here with a public responsibility and people may
disagree with us but that distant make us bad people. >> let us debate but it doesn't need to be vitriolic rhetoric. >> the game tomorrow is still a go republicans versus democrats and they will both wear lsu baseball jerseys for support of congressman steve scalise who is in critical condition tonight. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the shooting has sent shock waves through washington including our own local lawmakers, bob brady was home and spoke about representative scalise. >> steve scalise is a friend and he is it willan and i'm half italian and carries chi chi beads in his pocket. they say they bridge him good luck, he had a little bit of bad luck today but it could have been a lot worse.
>> david muir anchors a special edition of world news from washington tonight and has more on the baseball practice ambush right after "action news" at 6:00. now to the latest on the bill cosby trial it's nearly 4 hours since the jury is handed the case and still no verdict. >> in just the past 30 minutes the jury indicated another question about the decision at hand and jim gardner is live outside of the montgomery county courthouse where anticipation continues to build tonight. >> good evening monica, and there are only so many ways you can say we continue to await a verdict here. suffice it to say the jury is deliberating 23 hours not including dinner and lunch breaks since it got the case at 5:45 monday afternoon. "action news" cameras were rolling this morning as bill cosby arrived here. he spent most of this day with his attorneys in a guarded room here.
except when he is called into the courtroom when the jury has a question and they have had several of those. most recently just a few minutes ago. chad pradelli is live here with me. and chad has been keeping track of all the goings on at the courthouse. what is the latest only the questions. >> relatively quiet morning here within the last couple of hours jurors have two questions for the judge we know one, and we don't know the last question this jury has for the judge, we have a reporter inside of the courtroom and she is not allowed to leave to relay that to us. so far no verdict. >> bill cosby gave the thumbs up when he walked into court and the jury has not produced a verdict and the jurors had another question for the judge asking to hear the testimony of the alleged assault and brian mcmongal and the da kevin steele
talked behind closed doors and her testimony was read back to jurors. and cosby spokesman andrew wyatt emerged from the courtroom and talked to the media. >> mr. cosby has not given an opinion per se, but it seems like we have intelligent jurors on the jury that wants to get the facts right. that is what is important right now. >> day three of of the deliberations was cooler than day two. and the crowd grows impatient waiting for a verdict. speculations of a hung jury grows and gloria allred represents several of the alleged victim of the comedian. >> they constantly check in what is happening? and what we predict what might happen and when will it end? we can't answer any of those questions. >> again, the latest here from the montgomery county courthouse, the jury in the cosby trial has yet another
question that is number six for these deliberations which is now on its 25th hour. >> thank you chad. i am joined by sara bloomquist and sara i'm sure you will agree that the only thing in greater supply than news crews is opinions. some knowledgeable and some not. >> we have been out here for three days, trying to figure out what the jury is thinking and they are deliberating three charges but each is a little bit different. one addresses consent and the next whether cosby gave constand drugs and whether cosby -- and this is all or nothing. no compromise verdict, guilty on all three or not guilty on all three. or hung jury.
>> i don't think anyone thought this would last this particularly long, they are taking it serious and being meticulous, and maybe strong personalities in there unwillinging to give in. and you never know what is going on. >> so if in fact the jury comes back and they say we looked at this and can't come to a unanimous decision the judge will read the instructions again and do everything you can. as of now they have not been able to. >> another big question if it's a hung jury will district attorney kevin steele retry this case. it may seem logical that he would but that is certainly something we don't know. >> we don't know but hopefully will know soon. >> if and when there is a verdict in for ris town we'll be back on the air immediately within seconds to bring it to you. both here on channel 6 and of
course on 6abc.com. >> that is the story from here rick williams. >> thank you. as he mentioned we continue to monitor developments from the courthouse minute by minute and stay with "action news" and 6abc.com/cosby trial for all the breaking details. time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. >> it's flag day and we are waiving the red flag in a few spots. 422 westbound side jammed solid from 202 in king of prussia through this point at route 29 collegeville and phoenixville exit. an exist taking out or partially taking out the right lane and at times they block off the right lane entirely. think about ridge pike or 23 to 724, 422 westbound not so nice with speeds of 16 miles per hour. watching a crash in landed dale at sunny town pike at jn automotive and a crash at oxford
valley road and all the typical fair along 95 and the schuylkill and a pair of accidents in delaware county. one along baltimore pike at oakdale avenue and the other in folsom and dade boulevard by the junction. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you matt. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. rescue efforts continue in london after fast moving flames rip through the apartment building in the heart of the city. the search is underway for people still trapped inside. health check why the summer may be to blame for a spike in migraine sufferers. cecily tynan is live at the philadelphia zoo. >> reporter: hi monica and rick i'm here with danny and he is holding phoenix a hawk. and he is really interesting, they are from the southwest u.s. and found in argentina and brazil and they are unique for
developing now police in san francisco are trying to figure out what led up to a deadly shooting at an ups facility today. just hours ago a gunman opened fire killing three employees, officials say the shooter was armed with an assault pistol and as police moved in the shooter turned the gun on himself. two others were wounded and expected to be okay. turning to health check new labels to see how many calories and sugars you are eating are on hold. >> health reporter and registered nurse is here to explain the change. >> and to make it more understandable for everyone. the fda originally gave
companies until next year to put the new labels on products. but the agency said yesterday that the deadline is being delayed with no new date set. some big companies plan to roll out the new nut radiation label by next year and the fda passed a rule for calorie count nationwide at chain restaurants. and the summer weather wreak havoc for people that get migraines. usually the a fall in the bar metric pressure and can set off headaches and it can shift the balance of fluid levels and blood vessels around the brain and staying hydrated every day could help. >> drinks lots of water and pretreat by drinking water before you go outside on a hot
90 degree humid day, you can lose up to a liter of fluid an hour and you need to maintain the fluid balance. >> dr. jennifer flagler says increasing your magnesium intake before a weather change could help. and some people get tense before the weather change and exercise and relaxation techniques could reduce stress hormones. >> limitling sun glare could help you need sunglasseses with 1 100% uv protection and you can get a pair for just $20. and the federal reserve says they will raise interest rates for the second time this year. that sent stocks to a mixed close. the dow jones hit a new report closing up 46 points and the nasdaq losing 25 and change and the s&p 500 dropping 2. still to come on "action news" at 5:00. celebrations of the stars and
stripes around our region today. plus the special visitor to one seasonal classroom celebrating the last day of school. those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. ♪ if you want a taste of freedom, keep going. we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal. we must want our fellow human beings to have rights.
the day we celebration the adoption of the u.s. flag. today marks 240 years since the flag was adopted in 1777 and to celebrate the american museum of the revolution produced a museum flag with the help of museum visitors they could make one stitch each on it's main flag and make their own flag a six pointed flag like the one george washington's flag it or make ones on display at the museum. visitors at sesame place were greeted with a smile from members of our military and an american flag. 2,000 flags were handed out in all. sesame place has invited the military men and women to give out the flags on this day for more than a decade. >> the last day of school for children was extra fun because of a special visitor.
>> the philly phanatic got kids excited at the school at mullica hill. thanks to the dad of three students at the school he won the experience through a phillies charity auction. very cool. and young classical musicians got a grant to help them with their education. they will be the first students to get the grant and allow them to attend the musical alliance in philadelphia for youth. and they hope to add more students in the coming years. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of the forecast for you. taking you live now sky 6 hd showing you a beautiful scene from cape may, new jersey, don't you wish you were there. cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come back.
time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist cecily tynan, at the zoo tonight making friends as always. a nice day to be at the zoo. >> much better. >> that is right. it's warm and not hot, and ricky think you are looking for a new pet. this is a skink. i actually think these are really really interesting animals they live on the solomon
islands and they are strictly abhoral that means they spend their entire life on the top of the free canopy. and if you look at this tail they use it like a monkey uses a tail. like a fifth leg that they use to wrap around the tree branches so they don't fall. and they are interesting they live in communal groups not typical for reptiles and the pregnancy is wild too. the gestation is 6 to 8 months that is really really long for a reptile and think about this, ladies think about this, they typically are about 24 inches long when they have babies, the babies are 12 inches long so basically half their size. that has to be an uncomfortable pregnancy. they do like the weather. lets talk about the weather. it's warm but not too hot.
taking a look at temperatures, right now philadelphia 85 degrees and allentown 86 and trenton 82 degrees and wilmington 83 compare this to 24 hours ago. it's 10 degrees cooler in philadelphia. 18 degrees cooler in toms river and millville. although the dew points are up but they are dropping through the night. satellite showing clouds and light showers this morning. with the back door front pushing to the north and west that is returning on friday as a warm front and tonight a pretty comfortable night. partly cloudy and the dew points continue to drop and becoming less humid overnight. in philadelphia 63 and allentown 59 and wilmington 62 and cape may 63 degrees, future tracker 6 showing as we head through the day tomorrow. it's looking really nice lower dew points in the 50s and temperatures where they should be for this time of year. 83 is the normal high and 82 in
philadelphia at 3:00 and 82 in allentown and notice along the coast you have the wind off the ocean a lot cooler, toms river 71 and atlantic city 70 and wildwood 68 degrees. enjoy the low dew points tomorrow they will not be lasting and dew points will be in the 50s and jump on friday as the warm front moves through and then very high over the weekend. when have you dew points near 70 degrees that is the tropical oppressive air mass, that will be very muggy. the five-day at 5:00. showing tomorrow enjoy the day maybe come to the zoo it should be beautiful. mostly sunny and low humidity and temperature of 82 degrees and friday humid with a few showers, not all day rain with the warm front moving through 80 degrees and the weekend warm and humid on saturday 85 and bump it up to 90 for father's day and both days there could be an isolated shower or thunderstorm. not all that widespread but then monday an active day with downpours and thunderstorms as the cold front moves through 88
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"action news" at 5:00 continues now you are taking a live look as we await a press conference with fbi officialed. into the shooting of congressman steve scalise and four others during the congressional baseball team practice it morning. one that starts we'll bring it to you live. here is what we know so far. congressm congressman scalise is out of surgery and in critical condition. the gunman, james hodgkinson apparently asked what the team affiliation was before the gun fire started. he lives in illinois and is a volunteer for bernie sanders's
presidential campaign. hodgkinson had a valid gun permit and they said that hodgkinson hid in the dugout with an automatic weapon and ammo and started shooting. congressman scalise was fielding at the time was hit in the hip. he is the whip and travels with a detail includingcal tap police officers. during the melee two officers were struck by gun fire along with a congressional aid and lobbyist for tyson foods. hodgkinson was shot and killed. >> i was up to bat when the shooting occurred organ. heard what i thought was a loud bang, i thought it was a construct site and heard run he has a gun. >> our own walter perez is in alexandria, virginia, gathering the latest on the shooting and
he'll have a live report in the next half hour. and our coverage of the shooting continues online on our 6 abc app. there we'll have more on the men that pulled the trigger and photos and videos from the scene and more from local lawmakers that narrowly missed being involved this morning. >> you are looking at the sea of spectators and media outside of the norristown courthouse for day three of the deliberations for the the bill cosby assault trial. vernon odom has the latest on that. good evening vernon. >> reporter: even after a long day in court the jury is still asking pertinent question about the sexual assault case, and there is no indication that a verdict is imminent and in fact dinner is ordered for the evening. bill cosby arrived for day three of deliberations giving a thumbs up to a fan. the longer the jury deliberates,
the more encouraged the cosby camp becomes. >> any time you can get people to think and not rush to a decision that is always a good thing. and it's a good thing they are taking the time to look at the facts of the case and that is all we can ever ask for. >> late today the jury of seven men and five women asked to questions one for the read back of andrea constand's testimony from last week. specifically what she said about the january '04 night in question that cosby gave her three pills that made her incapacitated and unable to fend off advances that led to an assault. cosby said the sexual contact was entirely convention you'll. making it the ultimate he said/she said battle. and deliberations so far over
three days. >> reporter: no word yet on how late the jury will deliberate tonight but they are expected to go a long time. live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we mentioned that fbi news conference it is underway in alexandria, virginia, after the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. >> an additional two individuals a congressman and a capital police officer obtained secondary injuries at the scene and were transported to local hospitals and treatmented. as for the subject, this is the only time i'll be referring to him by his name. we released a statement noting that the suspect's name was james hodgkinson. 66 years of age of belleville,
illinois. he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and the d.c. medical examiner issued the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. the fbi has issued a seeking information poster, identifying the shooter and can be found at fbi.gov. while the subject is deceased we continue to actively investigate the shooter's motives acquaintances and whereabouts that led to today's incidents. >> we'll continue to have presence as we process a scene here in alexandria and fbi agents are searching the shooter's home in belleville, illinois. the subject's vehicle was located on scene and has been swept by alexandria pd and atf
and we'll be process with the fbi recovery team as well. we are looking to glean what we can from the contents of the electrical devices he owns >> law enforcement has reason to believe that the shooter has been in alexandria, virginia since march of this year. the fbi has issued again seeking information poster located on our website asking the public to come forward with information on the shooter. to the local alexandria community we believe he was living out of his vehicle at east monroe street. and ask you to report any interactions you had with him. and likewise the subject
traveled from his resident in willing ill and ask for individuals that know him personally or encountered him on his travels. if you have information please call the fbi 24 hour tip line 1-800-call-fbi and select option one or visit tips.fbi.gov. and 1-800-call-fbi. all tips will remain confidential. no amount of information is to small to report. >> are you listening live to the fbi give a news report about the horrific shooting at a baseball practice for congressional members, you heard about the suspect that has been killed. described as someone that must have moved to the alexandria, virginia area, as soon as we get more information about the fbi has gleaned about the suspect
they are trying to glean if he is part of a broader group as soon as we move more about that we'll let you know. lets get an update about the highways and by ways in the traffic report. >> hi guys, temperatures are nicer this afternoon. traffic is not that is for sure it's a mess because of this westbound accident. right by route 29 by the phoenixville on ramp and both lanes are open again and speeds are a mess. not so hot as you come out of king of prussia mostly in the teens in the long stretch from 202 the whole way to 29 and think about ridge pike or main street or 73 over to 724. and the blue route 476 southbound is extra heavy this afternoon and we started with a disabled truck gone now for a long time but still speeds in the teens and combined with afternoon volume creating a slow
ride there. a crash along mcdade boulevard at folsom and action at upper darby at state road by the taco bell. over in pennsauken by moore brothers wine company look or for a crash. and knox mead road another serious accident scene. back over to you. >> thank you again matt. we'll take a quick break more news when we come back. stay with us.
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well london is dealing with yet another tragedy less than two weeks after a deadly terror attack. a deadly fire ripped through a high rise apartment as people slept. 12 people are dead but that number is expected to rise. molly hunter is at the scene with the latest. >> all 24 stories ravaged home to some 264 people scorched by the fire that raged. it engulfed the entire tower within 30 minutes. >> there was smoke literally everywhere. people downstairs people screaming -- >> fast moving flames and thick
smoke trapped people inside. >> what floor are you on? seven? >> firefighters arriving on the scene in six minutes they were blocked by the heat and falling debris. >> in my 29 years in the london fire brigade i have never seen a fire of this nature. >> people doing anything to stay alive. people jumping out and tying sheets to get out of the building and falling to the floor. >> and people jumped because they had no other option. >> how high up? >> the top floor gl this man and his family made it out safely. >> there was a fireman going get out, get out. many rushes to the scene looking for missing friends and relatives. >> i'm looking for my brother. >> it was total chaos and this nephew and cousin are still unaccounted for. >> they don't know what started the fire. >> it will take a period of time
before we understand what has occurred and the investigation is complex and as you would expect very, very thorough. this is the material that the external gladding, whether or not it contributed to the speed of the blaze but surviving residents just want answers. molly hunter, abc news. >> ducis rogers here with sports day two of eagles mini camp. >> back on the field cooler for the guys what do you call kids that go to camp? campers, what do you call jason peters, you call him a happy camper. jeff skversky is live with more. >> reporter: hey ducis carson wentz's bodyguard wanted protection himself. jason peters wanted his contract reworked for more security. he get its today signing a one year extension keeping him through 2019.
nearly of it is guaranteed. look at peters on the field for mini camp today many the nine time pro bowler will have a shot to retire as an eagan opportunity many star players have not had. and peters thanks owner jeffrey lury for getting the deal done while over in europe. he loves jeffrey lurie so much he goes out and said he is his best friend. >> we text and talk about every game. that is my guy he brought me here. >> a pro bowl left tackle an anchor of that offensive line. >> and a guy that even now on the back end of his career lets say still practices fast and still practices hard and rallies the troops and you don't see that a lot from veteran players so it's valuable and a great message to the rest of the team. >> now, the big question mark for this team is the defensive
especially the young corners. jaylin mills is going into the second year and journey man patrick robinson seeing time at the corner spots. mills started only three career gamed have a lot to prove. >> of course, it's not just the outside noise we take that personal. us as a group regardless of everybody on the outside said we were the greatest secondary in the world, we still want to get better within ourselves and we compete against each owner where it's on the field or the meeting room. we say compete at a high level today. everybody is flying around at 110%. >> linebacker jordan hicks says if this team is not better defensively then they failed. live at team headquarters, jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. some sixers news, robert covington will be back next season and picked up the option
on the contract. and phillies host the red sox. they lost last night. the phils lost 4-3 and now lost seven games in a row. last night the twins beat the mariners 20-7. it got so out of hand they let carlos ruiz pitch. he is a catcher and that went like you thought. he gave up a home run. >> that is a football score. >> thank you. meantime, children and community members helped to cut the ribbon on the new and improved playground in fishtown today. new equipment for everybody and ada accessible equipment and a new safety surface. incredible price. with speeds up to 940 megs.
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meteorologist, cecily tynan is live at the philadelphia zoo visiting the rhinos in this week's outdoor vent. >> big guys. >> just hanging out petting a rhino. i'm here with tony the white rhino and kristin is here with me. this is exciting because this guy is really big. >> yes, somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 pounds second largest lan mammal behind elephants.
he is a big boy. >> you see him pictures in the wild. they look fierce as you see here we are petting him they are really docile. >> they are a gentle giant and they actually get pretty connected with their keeper so we have alyse here with us today too. and he enjoys this he enjoys a good back scratch. >> i think it's interesting because we talk a lot about rhino conservation, the white rhino for an extent is a success story. >> in the late 1800s they were almost extinct and south africa put an eye poaching laws in place and they have made a come back 15 to 20,000 left in the wild. but still considered threatened. >> because of poachers. >> yes. correct. >> i am brushing and you see mud coming off and there is a good reason for that. >> built in sunscreen and built
in insect repellant and it's sensitive skin even know it looks tough. >> they like to wallow in the mud. i got the good spot right by the tail. he loves this kind of weather, the heat but if you come to zoo soon you have the winter exhibit opening up. >> june 17 and it's open until september 20th. all the animals adapt you can go in the snow and go down the leopard slope, a 120 foot tall incline of snow. you need to buy time tickets and go on the website and buy the tickets in advance. >> thank you, thank you tony. it was warm and humid today but not as hot as yesterday. philadelphia currently 85 degrees that is the high for the day. yesterday 96 and feeling better, allentown 86 and the poconos 79
and temperatures are in the 70s along the coast. dew points show you that drier air is mixing in from the north and the east. in the poconos and allentown dew points in the low 60s along the coast dew points in the low 60s philadelphia in the low 60s to0 drier air will continue to move in tonight. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the back door cold front that moved through last night is now to the southwest. that is where there is some scattered shower activity and that returns on friday as a warm front and that will bring back the muggies. so tonight enjoy it. partly cloudy and lower humidity as we head through the overnight hours and temperatures where they should be for this time. and tomorrow looking at temperatures seasonable. generally in the 80s and along the coast notice the wind off the ocean it will be cooler with afternoon highs in the 70s. so friday showing future tracker 6 in the morning and showers developing west of lancaster.
and as we head into the afternoon and evening hours at 5:00 with the warm front more activity and behind that system it gets warm and humid for the weekend. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast for tomorrow beautiful day and mostly sunny and 82 degrees and low humidity on friday and more clouds and showers especially in the afternoon 80 and the weekend is muggy and dew points in the 60s and saturday 85. father's day up to 90 and isolated and scattered shower and thunderstorm activity and more widespread with a cold front behind that we get back in comfortable air tuesday and wednesday. temperatures back in the low 80s and lower humidity as well. i was told we can call him. that was the cow bell. lets see if it works. very quickly we are running out of time. this is live tv. he is like a puppy. my dog does the exact same
right now jim gardner is standing by with these stories at 6:00. a congress and several others were shot this morning and authorities just updated the investigation and walter perez will have a live report coming up. and jurors continue to deliberate the bill cosby trial. the questions they had for the judge today. for the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers meteorologist. cecily tynan and jim gardner. it is wednesday night and we are live at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown awaiting a verdict in the bill cosby trial but the big story on "action news" tonight is actually happening in alexandria, virginia. that is where a gunman this morning unloaded on a large group of republican congressmen practicing for a charity baseball game. several people were shot and one of the republican leaders in the congress steve scalise is in critical condition at this hour. walter perez is live in
alexandria, virginia, tonight. walter you have the full story. what is the latest there? cell phone video captured the moments when the gun fire erupted this morning. during a charity baseball game pitting the gunman against the congressmen. five people were injured including louisiana congressman steve scalise the majority whip. capital police were there when it happened and returned fire and took down the gunman and the two special agents were injured in the exchange. and president trump praised all the officers on the scene. >> many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two capital police officers who took down the gunman despit